Digital Worship Guide

SEPTEMBER 27

CALLED BY GOD

 

Welcome & Call to Worship   (from Psalm 147)

Leader: Praise the Lord! 

It is good to sing praises to our God

All: For He is gracious, 

and a song of praise is fitting.

Leader: The Lord builds up His people; 

He gathers them together out of exile.

All: He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Leader: The Lord determines the number of the stars 

and calls them each by name.

All: Great is our Lord and mighty in power; 

His understanding has no limit.

Leader: Let us sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; 

make music to our God with instruments and voices. 

All: For He delights in those who fear Him, 

who put their hope in His unfailing love.

 

Song of Praise

All Ye Refugees

I am the One, the earth is my handmade work,

The skies I laid them wide, beauty unfurled.

Horizon to horizon, 

creation to creation sings you home...


Welcome home, gather round,

All ye refugees, come in.


Oh refugee, I did not cast you out,

In death and broken ground, Salvation springs.

My body and my blood, 

the healing that you need, come and receive...


Watch and wait and see, what is yet to be,

Watch and wait and see, for the morning!


Go out in joy and join the great procession,

The mountains and the heav’ns all will rejoice.

Horizon to horizon, 

creation to creation, with one voice...

CLEANSED BY GOD

Confession of Sin

Almighty God,

We confess that we have

grown sinfully comfortable

in the futility of this life.


We are cynical and suspicious of the hope of redemption.

We work and see in it little of Your purpose.

We play and see in it little of Your pleasure.

We groan to be changed for the better

and see in it little of Your promise.


Startle us we pray,

with truth that will shake us

and with love that will not let us go...


** time for silent confession**


Words of Forgiveness (1 John 4:9-11)

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Passing of the Peace

CELEBRATING GOD

Songs of Praise & Thanksgiving

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven,

to His feet Thy tribute bring;

Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven;

who, like me, His praise should sing?

O Praise Him, O praise Him!

Praise the Everlasting King!


Praise Him for His grace and favor

to our fathers in distress;

Praise Him, still the same for ever,

slow to chide, and swift to bless;

O Praise Him, O praise Him!

Glorious in His faithfulness.


Father-like, He tends and spares us;

well our feeble frame He knows;

In His hands He gently bears us,

rescues us from all our foes.

O Praise Him, O praise Him!

Widely as His mercy goes.


Come and Tear Down the Walls

Come and tear down the walls I've built up,

Every wall I've built up, every wall I've built up.

Cause You deserve every piece of my heart,

Every piece of my heart, every piece of my heart.


Lord, I am trusting that You are a faithful Father

And all that you have, it is good.

You're a generous giver,

Your love's like no other,

Won't you come and break through to me ...


Over and over and over again,

I am bringing my heart to You with open hands.

Closer and closer, You're drawing me in,

As the depths of my heart lay before You again.


CHANGED BY GOD

Prayer of Renewal

Scripture Reading // Exodus 3:1-12

1 Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” 4 When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” 5 Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” 6 And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

7 Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, 8 and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 9 And now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” 11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” 12 He said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”

Sermon - "Call of a Deliverer"

Communion

Minister: Is the Father with us?

All: He is.

Minister: Is the Christ among us?

All: He is.

Minister: Is the Spirit here?

All: He is.


Minister: This is our God:

All: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Minister: We are His people:

All: We are redeemed by His grace.


Minister: Let us proclaim the mystery of Faith

All: Christ has died! Christ is risen!

Christ will come again!


Minister: Christ our Passover has been sacrificed

for us. Hallelujah!

All: Hallelujah!


** institution of elements **


Minister: These are the gifts of God

for the people of God.

All: Thanks be to God!


Minister: Let us pray together:

All: Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come, your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those

who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For yours is the kingdom, the power,

and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

SENT BY GOD

Giving of Tithes & Offering

Sending Song

All Well Be Well

Through the love of God our Savior, all will be well.

Free and changeless is His favor, all is well.

Precious is the blood that healed us, 

perfect is the grace that sealed us,

Strong the hand stretched forth to shield us,

all must be well.


Though we pass through tribulation, all will be well.

Ours is such a full salvation, all is well.

Happy still in God confiding, 

fruitful if in Christ abiding,

Steadfast through the Spirit’s guiding, 

all must be well.


We expect a bright tomorrow; all will be well.

Faith can sing through days of sorrow, all is well.

On our Father’s love relying, 

Jesus every need supplying,

Yes in living or in dying, 

all must be well.

 

Blessing & Sending

Minister: The Lord bless you and keep you;

the Lord make his face shine on you

and be gracious to you;

the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

All: Amen.

 

Minister: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God.